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Nancy's Notes - March 18, 2010

"Treasure Hunt" by John Lescroart, "Sizzle" by Julie Garwood, "Fire and Ice" by Julie Garwood.

It's finally warmed up and nice enough to walk up to the library!  Stop in Monday through Wednesday between noon and 8:00 p.m. or Thursday through Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. We've received many good books lately that I'm sure you'd enjoy.

John Lescroart's newest, "Treasure Hunt", is a legal thriller set in San Francisco's charity circuit. Private Investigator Mickey Dade hates the deskwork he's been doing at Wyatt Hunt's investigative service, The Hunt Club. His itch for active duty is answered when the body of the high-profile San Francisco activist Dominic Como is found.  One person of interest in the case is Como's business associate Alicia Thorpe, the sister of one of Mickey's friends.  He soon learns that Como was involved in some highly suspect deals and Alicia knows more about this than she's letting on.

Julie Garwood's "Sizzle" is filled with intrigue and romance.  Lyra Prescott, a Los Angeles film student, is nearing graduation and ready to make important decisions about her future.  If she accepts a job at her hometown TV station she may never be able to launch her dream career as a film editor.  Unsure of her future, Lyra dives into work on her final school assignment: a documentary transformed by a twist of fate into a real-life horror film.  After she witnesses a shocking crime, incidents convince her that she's trapped and headed for a violent ending.  Running scared, she turns to her best friend, whose connections bring FBI agent Sam Kincaid into her life.  As the intrigue intensifies, the passion between Lyra and Sam does the same.

"Fire and Ice", by Julie Garwood, is a contemporary suspense novel. The story features Sophie Rose, the newspaper reporter daughter of Bobby Rose, a charming gentleman who is also a notorious thief wanted by every law-enforcement agency in the nation. When the major Chicago daily where she works insists she write an expose about her father, Sophie refuses, quits her job and goes to work at a small newspaper.  Far from her high-powered crime beat, she now covers local personalities such as the winner of several area 5K runs whose trademark is red socks. Those red socks, with Sophie's business card tucked inside, are all that's found after runner William Harrinton is killed in Alaska, seemingly the victim of a brutal death by a polar bear. The Alaska cops want to know why Harrington carried Sophie's card.  With a nose for a good story, she heads north.

I hope one of these sounds interesting. If not we will be happy to help you find something else of interest.